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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Beard \Beard\ (b[=e]rd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bearded; p. pr. &
vb. n. Bearding.]
1. To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard
of (a man), in anger or contempt.
2. To oppose to the face; to set at defiance.
No admiral, bearded by these corrupt and dissolute
minions of the palace, dared to do more than mutter
something about a court martial. --Macaulay.
3. To deprive of the gills; -- used only of oysters and
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